Call for Artists Deadline: January 31 for Columbia Open Studios

701 Center for Contemporary Art (701 CCA) is excited to announce the return of Columbia Open Studios on April 21-22, 2012!


Now part of the 10-day Indie Grits Festival!

This weekend-long event will take place on Saturday and Sunday April 21-22, 2012 as an official festival partner of The Nickelodeon Theatre's 6th annual Indie Grits Festival – now 10 days, the festival's other partners include Morihiko and the SC Philharmonic, Slow Food Columbia, Crafty Feast, the smash hit ConvergeSE interactive conference, live music all over town, and the Spork in Hand Puppet Slam at Indie Grits.


Save the date for the Open Studios Preview Party and Indie Grits Festival kickoff bash, Thursday April 19, in the Grand Hall, 701 Whaley!


What is 701 CCA Columbia Open Studios?

It's a self-led, driving tour of artists’ working studios spans the City of Columbia and Richland and Lexington Counties, showcasing the Midlands’ talented visual art community.

Artists open their studios to the public from 10am-6pm on Sat., April 21 and noon-6pm on Sun., April 22. Participation fee is $100 for 701 CCA members and $150 for non-members (comes w/one-year Family membership), plus a $50 refundable deposit. Artists keep 100% of sales -- 701 CCA takes no commissions.


Statewide marketing plan and more

The statewide+ marketing plan includes distribution of 60,000-80,000 printed program guides in hip cultural spots as far as Asheville, Charleston and Augusta, plus a massive social media campaign, statewide PR + advertising (and into Asheville, etc.), road signs, partnership support from the "Famously Hot" Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau with their out-of-market outreach efforts, and much more.

As a nonprofit visual art center, 701 CCA is committed to giving artists maximum exposure at the most minimum cost possible.




Artists who have registered thus far:

Artist Studio Name Website
Alejandro Garcia-Lemos Friday Cottage ArtSpace
McClellan Douglas McClellan Douglas Jr.
Grace Rockafellow Grace Rockafellow
Patrick Parise Southern Printworks
Nancy Will Nancy Will
Laurie McIntosh Vista Studios #6
Joseph and Kelly Shull jellykoe
Richard Lund Richard Lund Art Studio
Claire Farrell Claire Farrell
Nancy Butterworth Impressions Pottery
Jan Swanson Studios in the Arcade
Richard and Gay Vogt Baldmoose Studio
Lucinda Howe Lucinda Howe Art Studio
Bonnie Goldberg bonnie goldberg
Judy Bolton Jarrett ArtCan Studio/Gallery
Susan Lenz Mouse House, Inc.
Amanda Ladymon Amanda Ladymon
Alicia Leeke Alicia Leeke
Ben Compton Ben Compton Art
Ruby DeLoach The Art Party Press, Studio & Gallery


Want to be an integral part of the Indie Grits Festival and rally some new fans? Here's your chance. Artist registration deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 11:59pm.